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Swallow your pride and just use your skills, advises Bra Fisher

News: 03 March 2024

Tendamudzimu Tshikovhi, commonly known as “Bra Fisher” from Khubvi village, is a typical example of how hardship and poverty can be turned around into something positive. The 33-year-old, who had been struggling to find a job for a long time, is quite eager to tell others how he one day decided to swallow his pride and use what he had to improve his circumstances.

Single for Hilda Mudau

Entertainment: 03 March 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Hilda Mudau, an artist from Hamadiwana, released her new Afropop single, “Yalonga Kwandayonwa”, on 12 February. The new single, although out for only a few weeks, is selling well and has already made an impact in the market.

High honour for local farmer Tshianeo Mathidi

News: 02 March 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The former president of the Limpopo branch of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA), Mr Tshianeo Walter Mathidi, has added another accolade to his long list of achievements. The farmer from Thohoyandou was named the Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year by Potato SA.

Siyanda walks across Africa to try and promote peace and stability

News in brief: 02 March 2024 By Bernard Chiguvare

We cannot stand idly by while our youth perish in our towns every day. We must question what has become of our world and consider what actions we can take to promote peace and stability, not only in South Africa’s townships but across Africa.

Osome Feyn's new EP a compendium of love songs

Entertainment: 02 March 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Afrobeats and hip-hop artist Osome Feyn, born as Vhuthu Tshisikule from Miluwani Unit C in Thohoyandou, struck a significant high note with the release of his sixth EP, “Venus Love Island”, on Friday, 23 February. The release of this musical gem has sparked an outpouring of applause from his dedicated fan base.

Headlines last year

Newly installed traditional leader pledges sustainable development

News: 22 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The community of Tovhowani, outside Malamulele, has been without a permanent ruler for the past 16 years. Since the passing away of incumbent Vhamusanda Vho Josias Langa Ramovha in 2009, regents have ruled the village successively. However, this era has come to an end. On Saturday, 9 December, the entire village gathered at Tovhowani Mulenzhe to witness the official installation of their new traditional leader, Dr Thomas Ramovha.

Lovely Zaidah clinches Miss Makhado Royal 2024 crown

Entertainment: 22 December 2023 By Thembi Siaga

The beautiful Zaidah Mbulaheni (21) from Eltivillas in Louis Trichardt won the Miss Makhado Royal 2024 title. She received the crown during a ceremony held at the Kone Boutique Lodge in Tshiozwi on Friday, 15 December.

Jerry crowned Miss Universe Diversity 2024

News in brief: 22 December 2023

Yet another dream came true for Louis Trichardt beauty queen Jerry Makananise. At age 22, she was crowned Miss Universe Diversity 2024 at this international competition, which took place at Alliance Française de Maseru in Lesotho on the weekend on 9 December.

Women warned to be wary of sex predators

News: 22 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Women from rural villages and townships in the region are cautioned to walk in groups, especially at night, to avoid becoming targets of sex criminals. This follows two separate incidents at Vhulaudzi village, outside Louis Trichardt, on Saturday, 16 December, where two women were sexually assaulted.

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Mbilwi is yet again the best public school in Limpopo

News: 25 January 2024 By Silas Nduvheni

The high-riding Mbilwi Secondary School in Sibasa, near Thohoyandou, has received the badge for the best school in the province because of its learners producing outstanding results on numerous occasions throughout the past few decades. On Friday, 19 January, the 2023 matric results were released, and Mbilwi did not disappoint.

Phathutshedzo ends high school career with seven A's

News: 27 January 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Phathutshedzo Siavhe, an 18-year-old learner from Elim High School, has demonstrated that dedication and hard work can lead to extraordinary success by obtaining seven distinctions in his Grade 12 final examinations.

Warm welcome for new principal

News: 27 January 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The newly appointed principal of Tshilambuvhe Primary School in Mbilwi village received royal blessings when the head of the Mphaphuli Dynasty, Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli, visited her school on Friday, 19 January.

Stefan’s death is a great loss to the academic world

News: 12 January 2024 By Pétria de Vaal

Shockwaves are still reverberating through the community since the sudden passing of Stefan Foord on 21 December 2023. Stefan collapsed while out cycling in Stilbaai, aged only 52.

Angry residents demand service delivery

News: 22 January 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Several roads in Vhembe, including the D3715, the D959, the R522, and the N1 leading to and from Louis Trichardt, were blocked on Monday (22 January) by protesters demanding road upgrades and improved services.

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Wife of comedian SABC Livhu found dead

News: 28 January 2023 By Maanda Bele

The police have confirmed rumours that the wife of popular comedian, Livhuwani Madadzhe, popularly known as SABC Livhu, was found dead this morning at their home in Ha-Sidou.

Update: Bloody shootout leaves 18 suspected cash-in-transit robbers dead

News: 01 September 2023

The quiet suburb of Eltivillas in Louis Trichardt resembled a war zone this afternoon (1 September) as police and suspected cash-in-transit robbers exchanged gunfire. The shootout ended in the deaths of eighteen suspects. It is not known whether any police officers were also fatally wounded in the shootout.

'Release me so that I can bury my wife.'

News: 30 January 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Dramatic scenes unfolded at the Thohoyandou magistrate court when celebrity comedian Livhuwani Madadzhe, better known as SABC Livhu, burst out in tears and pleaded with the court to grant him bail so that he can go and bury his wife.